U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Clean Cities

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards

On Aug. 26, 2009, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the selection of 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that were funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These projects have sped the transformation of the nation's vehicle fleet, putting more than 9,000 alternative fuel and energy efficient vehicles on the road, and established 542 refueling locations across the country. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has estimated they will help displace approximately 38 million gallons of petroleum per year.

For more information, see a map of recipient locations and a list of Clean Cities Recovery Act awards for alternative and advanced vehicles on DOE's Recovery and Reinvestment Web page.

DOE also announced the recipients of 23 cost-shared grants for Clean Cities' Fiscal Year 2009 Petroleum Reduction Technologies Projects for the Transportation Sector (Areas of Interest 1-3).

The grants, which totaled approximately $13.6 million, fund infrastructure, vehicle, and educational projects to increase availability and awareness of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. Grants were combined with other public and private funds, with partners providing more than a two-to-one leverage in funding, meaning every federal dollar spent was matched by at least two dollars from the project partners.

The grant recipients are listed by project type below.